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Cheesy Italian Pie

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This cheesy italian pie is a filling and heavy pie recipe that can be served as a meal. Cooked with ground beef and spinach along with eggs and cheese as filling, the italian pie is flavored ith marjoram and pizza sauce. Peppy and filling, it makes for a delicious meal.
  Folded refrigerated unbaked pie crusts 15 Ounce (2 Crust)
  Frozen chopped spinach 10 Ounce
  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Canned pizza sauce 16 Ounce
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Ricotta cheese/Cottage cheese ricotta 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dried marjoram 1⁄8 Teaspoon, crushed
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Let pie crusts stand at room temperature while preparing filling.
In a colander run hot water over spinach about 5 minutes or till partially thawed.
Drain well, squeezing out excess liquid.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook ground beef till brown.
Drain off fat.
Stir in pizza sauce and spinach.
In a bowl stir together eggs, ricotta or cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, and marjoram.
Sprinkle flour on pie crusts according to package directions.
Line a 9 inch pie plate with one pie crust.
Spoon ricotta mixture into crust.
Top with beef mixture.
Place remaining crust over filling.
Seal and flute edges.
Cut slits in top crust to allow steam to escape.
Bake in a 425° oven about 25 minutes or till crust is golden.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 827 Calories from Fat 475

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 53 g81.6%

Saturated Fat 18.9 g94.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 156.2 mg52.1%

Sodium 789.4 mg32.9%

Total Carbohydrates 56 g18.7%

Dietary Fiber 5.6 g22.3%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 33 g65.2%

Vitamin A 105% Vitamin C 36.5%

Calcium 30.8% Iron 33.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cheesy Italian Pie Recipe